Not Quite Fatal, a poem … and Your Next Wednesday Writing Prompt

“Why should we tolerate a diet of weak poisons, a home in insipid surroundings, a circle of acquaintances who are not quite our enemies, the noise of motors with just enough relief to prevent insanity? Who would want to live … Continue reading

“Awakening! Sweet or Rude” . . . and other poetic responses to the last Wednesday Writing Prompt

“I’d love to wake up to complete silence, white sheets, and the smell of crisp air and roses.” Maria Elena, Eternal Youth And it being Tuesday, here are the responses to the last Wednesday Writing Prompt, Awakening, August 7. Today … Continue reading

On Awakening, a poem … and your next Wednesday Writing Prompt

“This is the best – throwing off the light covers, feet on the cold floor, and buzzing around the house on espresso …” Morning by Billy Collins, Picnic, Lightening Morning comes in gentle whispers, soft refrains A fresh light peeks in around … Continue reading

Wednesday Writing Prompt returns Aug. 7; Meanwhile, Opportunity Knocks with Calls for Submissions, Competitions

I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground. So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind: Into the darkness they go, the wise and … Continue reading